Do you think you might be at risk for lung cancer? Are you a candidate for lung cancer screening?
UTMB’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program (CLSP) offers lung cancer screening services in a multidisciplinary, collaborative and convenient setting. The innovative program detects lung cancer early–when it's in its most treatable form–in individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer, using low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) technology.
The groundbreaking National Lung Screening Trial clearly shows that screening with these low-dose chest scans reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer in heavy smokers by 20% compared to screening with simple chest X-rays (New England Journal of Medicine, 2011).
UTMB’s Lung Cancer Screening Program addresses the recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): they recommend annual LDCT scans for individuals who are at high risk for lung cancer. To serve our patients efficiently and expertly, UTMB’s program features a team of radiologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, primary care doctors and radiation oncologists to develop a best-practice-based, patient-centered plan.